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Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 18, 2019 @ 09:43 PM | 5,102 Views
PLEASE READ FIRST - I was very hesitant to post this flight video as there were too many iPhone 8 camera focusing issues that I wasn't pleased with.. video taken with another pilot's "upgraded" iPhone camera (next time I'll ask to have it recorded on my iPhone 7.. mine doesn't have these issues). So if you're the "Video Quality Recording Police", please skip over this video altogether.

Eflite Extra 300 3D 1.3m BNF Basic Shakedown (2nd) Flight (3 min 58 sec)

Otherwise, this was a great second flight as I was putting my new Eflite Extra 300 3D through her paces, getting more of a feel for the flight characteristics, as well as wind tolerance, right before the intermittent snow storms that we're currently experiencing arrived this week. What a blast to fly, and even more fun to land!!

My Eflite Extra 300 1.3m is completely stock. Powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo, weighing in at 240 grams. CG was set rearmost to 100mm from the leading edge of the main wing at the fuselage. Flight Timer was set to 3 minutes as recommended by the manual. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter at 100% rates and 30% expo on all control surfaces.

I can safely say that I'm very impressed with the appearance, flight characteristics, wind handling, and power of this latest aerobatic / 3D offering by Eflite. I had been bugging Horizon Hobby for a few years now for something along the lines of a 1.1m Sbach Thunderbolt and this Extra 300 more than fulfills that desire. I'm very proud to have this as part of the fleet.

As always, thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 15, 2019 @ 11:04 PM | 5,197 Views
In 1080p 60fps - Best viewed in fullscreen. This is the maiden flight of my Eflite Extra 300 1.3m wingspan BNF Basic. Not only is it my first flight with this amazing machine, it's also my first time being chased and recorded by a drone (thanks Jeff). Given that we aren't pros I think it turned out pretty well!

Eflite Extra 300 1.3m BNF Basic Maiden Flight with GoPro Drone Chase (4 min 7 sec)

My Eflite Extra 300 1.3m is completely stock. Powered by a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo, weighing in at 240 grams. CG was set rearmost to 100mm from the leading edge of the main wing at the fuselage. Flight Timer was set to 3 minutes as recommended by the manual. Flown with a Spektrum DX8 G2 Transmitter at 100% rates and 30% expo on all control surfaces.

Jeff's Drone is a Diatone GT-M530, Ethik S3 props, Frisky R9M Rx, VAS Ion antenna, Frisky Taranis Tx with R9 Long Range Module, GoPro Session 5.

Thanks for the video capture Jeff!

And as always, thanks for watching!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 10, 2019 @ 10:40 PM | 5,011 Views
What a treat to see a Fokker Dr.I on the flying field! And a Twisted Hobbies Crack Fokker nonetheless!!

Robert's Twisted Hobbies Crack Fokker Dr.I Triplane Maiden Flight (3 min 59 sec)

What a gentle yet very aerobatic model. And adding Muttley at the stick was also a great touch.. very fitting! Great job building and flying this Crack Fokker Triplane on her Maiden Flight Robert, and also a very Happy Birthday to you!!
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 09, 2019 @ 04:51 PM | 4,917 Views
ďHey Robert, got your iPhone?? You may wanna get this landing. LOLĒ

Eflite Timber X - Gusty Landing Approach (0 min 52 sec)

Flown on the Basic Setup (non - Full Span) with a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C lipo and Xoar PJN 13x4 Beechwood Prop.
Posted by Blaze0021 | Feb 02, 2019 @ 11:12 PM | 6,513 Views
This is the raw uncut footage of the Maiden Flight of my new Eflite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic. I will apologize in advance as Robertís iPhone 6 died right after I touched down on landing.

Eflite Timber X 1.2m BNF Basic Maiden Flight (5 min 1 sec)

Aside from a double-coat of Minwax Semi-Gloss Polycrylic Protective Finish, this Maiden Flight is completely stock. I also used the manualís basic setup and did not use the optional Flap/Aileron Link Mix that Horizon Hobby provided as I still had to do some light trimming and gauge the Timber Xís basic flight envelope before using the Advanced Mix.

100% Rates were used with 10% Expo on the Aileron and Elevator, and 15% on the Rudder. Flaps settings were set according to the manual.

The lipo battery used in this flight was a Pulse 4S 2250mAh 45C, which balanced perfectly to the manualís 95mm CG (when the steel rear horizontal stabilizer rod spar is installed, which I also opted to use). Timer was set to 4 minutes. The full flight was approximately 5 minutes with the the remaining battery at 15.26 volts (~3.82/cell).

The Timber X is a very capable aerobatic (and extremely fun) aircraft, limited only by the pilotís proficiency. With the optional Flap/Aileron Mix, a new level of flight authority can be unlocked. I canít wait to put her in the air again. This one is a sweet keeper.

As always, thanks for watching!!

Derick